noun, plural he·red·i·ties. Biology.
Examples from the Web for heredity
Not surprisingly, then, this is a book about heredity, about fathers and sons and their awkward relationships.
A frequently touching domestic drama about an academic Chicago family, it mulls Big Themes: war, faith, heredity.
The indelible effects produced by heredity are not to be remedied.Private Sex Advice to Women|R. B. Armitage
Is heredity more influential in the development of man, intellectually and morally, than his environment?Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Tall parents often have tall children, some of them may, by a special tendency of heredity, be taller even than themselves.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
When men talk much about heredity and environment they are almost barbarians.All Things Considered|G. K. Chesterton
To insist upon the power of heredity was once considered to indicate a fatalistic pessimism.The Task of Social Hygiene|Havelock Ellis
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noun plural -ties
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The passing of characteristics from parents to children. (See genetics.)